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Matching drugs to DNA is the "new era of medicine"

MedExpress Team

Wojciech Laska

Published March 29, 2022 12:33

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Scientists from the British Pharmacological Society and the Royal College of Physicians say a genetic test can predict how a given drug will work in the human body. The field of drug matching to DNA is known as pharmacogenomics.

Some drugs are completely ineffective or can be life and health hazards due to subtle differences in how our bodies function.

Prof. Mark Caulfield, president-elect of the British Pharmacological Society, pointed out that: "99.5% of us have at least one change in our genome that, if we hit the wrong drug, will either not work or actually do harm....

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